A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 268 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (167 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -178.5563° West, -17.8118° South, depth 530.34 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 530.34 km (330 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:30:54 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 21:30:54 / August 19, 2018 @ 9:30 pm. Event id: us1000girz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000girz.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and thirty-nine, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 268 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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